Chiantissimo, second phase of the container for contemporary art. Augmented and mixed reality in Vincenzo Marsiglia’s art video at the Niccolini Theater

In Chianti, a place that tells of traditions and identities built over time, which reveals traces and signs of the past and indicates perspectives and visions for the future, the second phase of the artistic project opened, inspired by the territory to create new languages , site-specific and exhibition routes related to contemporary art. The mapping of places, natural and architectural elements that have fallen into different emotional and experiential nuances, abstract and concrete at the same time, is the key word for this new journey proposed by the container of contemporary art in the three territories of the Municipal Union. Chianti, inaugurated about a month ago. A real and virtual action that innovates, experiments, performs a collective work of urban and community regeneration and transformation.

Conceived and curated by Davide Sarchioni and Fiammetta Poggi, “Chiantissimo” was born with the idea of ​​improving and promoting the territory through the tools, energies, expressions of contemporary art, studied and developed for dialogue with the past and inhabiting some of the iconic spaces of Chianti. The initiative is promoted by the municipality of San Casciano in Val di Pesa and is sponsored by the municipalities of Barberino Tavarnelle and Greve in Chianti, by the capital city of Florence, in collaboration with Pro loco and with the support of ChiantiBanca. The tour, which yesterday morning led to the discovery of the artistic settlements, a large number of collectors, sector journalists, art experts, representatives of cultural realities and associations, from all over Italy, conducted by the mayors Roberto Ciappi, Paolo Sottani and David Baroncelli, allowed to to know and elaborate the works of art from the six artists who participated in the three municipalities of Chianti and in particular the new work of Vincenzo Marsiglia, the art video made for the Niccolini Theater in San Casciano in Val di Pesa.

Driven by the desire to experience new interactions between work and spectators, Vincenzo Marsiglia makes use of digital technologies, including Hololens2, a device created by Microsoft and available in Italy from 2020, to offer an immersive experience to the visitor through the relationship between the virtual the world and the world. genuine. Marseille maps space from the nineteenth century and creates new three-dimensional shapes inside by mixing elements of augmented reality and mixed reality. The result is the opportunity to enjoy the visionary space, generated by the artist, which is part of a relationship with the real in an unprecedented way.

The artists are Gabriella Ciancimino, Flavio Favelli and Numero Cromatico, site-specific writers for the territory whose artistic characters were developed for San Casciano Val di Pesa. Vincenzo Marsiglia in San Casciano, Valentina Palazzari in Barberino Tavarnelle and Thomas Lange in Greve in Chianti draw exhibition routes that are welcomed by the existing cultural spaces. “The artists involved – declares curator Davide Sarchioni and cultural operator Fiammetta Poggi of the Terramedia Association – were invited to reflect and generate forms and languages ​​capable of creating new connections and sensory and intellectual points of contact with the territory, monuments, buildings, public spaces such as libraries, car parks, theaters, museums, but also churches and architectural symbols, which convey contemporary messages and times through the diverse expressions of art “. “Chiantissimo expresses a new idea of ​​cultural landscape – emphasizes the mayors Roberto Ciappi, Paolo Sottani and David Baroncelli – was born from the meeting of environment and art, reason and emotion, thoughts and feelings, real and virtual dimension”.

Gabriella Ciancimino has created a wall drawing on the vaulted ceiling of the San Municipal Library, which traces the relationship between man, environment and nature and evokes the spontaneous plants that the Chianti people fed during World War II and during the resistance movement, Flavio Favelli he created a large “sign “, redeveloping the social and cultural function of wine bottle labels on an outer wall of the Stianti Parking Lot; the ten artists from Numero Cromatico proposed an urban intervention to reinterpret the symbolic meaning of medieval flags in a modern key in the historic center involving the branches of the crossroads in piazza Pierozzi, via Roma, via Machiavelli, via Morrocchesi and via IV Novembre. And again, as part of the exhibition session, in San Casciano, Vincenzo Marsiglia performed a performance and a digital art video inside the Niccolini Theater. In Greve in Chianti, the San Francesco Museum hosts an intervention by Thomas Lange, presented as a dialogue with the permanent collection of ancient art through his very personal interpretations of the San Sebastian figure. In Barberino Tavarnelle, Valentina Palazzari has entered the atmospheric chapel of San Michele Arcangelo in Semifonte, the mythical city destroyed by the Florentines in 1202, with two large works representing human fragility, made with rust dust. The third stage of the project is expected at the end of the summer. The art routes in Chiantissimo remain open until September 5th. Info:

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